Living Paintings

Living Paintings is a unique publishing house and library. We design, create and publish tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people. We call them Touch to See books.

We publish titles suitable for anyone from pre-school to adult. Our wide and growing range is designed to provide education and life-long learning, enhance lifestyle and support leisure interests.

We distribute these Touch to See books through our free postal library.

Who to contact

01635 299 771

Where to go

Unit 8
Kingsclere Park
RG20 4SW

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What does your service do?

What does your service do?

Touch to See books contain raised tactile images accompanied by atmospheric audio guides. In addition some book ranges come with Guidance Notes or Activity Pack and a colour photograph booklet.

The children’s picture books are the original published book, comb bound with braille on clear plastic sheets and raised tactile pictures.

Atmosperic audio guides are digitial audio files on USB stick. They also offer some audio guides on tape and CD.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Living Paintings is located in the picturesque village of Kingsclere halfway between Newbury and Basingstoke.

The completely FREE postal and online library operates throughout the UK.

All books are dispatched ‘Articles for the Blind’ through Royal Mail. An ‘Articles for the Blind’ label is enclosed for free return.

There are no overdue charges.

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Living Paintings lend to anyone in the UK who is blind or partially sighted including:

  • Organizations such as schools, health authorities and care homes
  • Individuals such as teachers, carers and support workers
  • Children at home
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Groups such as societies and book clubs

How can I start using the service?

How can I start using the service?

Click here to become a library member and join via the online form or telephone 01635 299771.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

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Address: Unit 8  Kingsclere Park  Kingsclere  Newbury  Hampshire

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